The New Travel Ban “will do nothing to keep Americans any safer than we already are”


DJT has signed his new travel ban.  I’m with Paul Waldman, who writes today that “[i]t will do nothing to keep Americans any safer than we already are.”  And that…

…even if this newest version of the travel ban was written more carefully than the first one, make no mistake about its intent. Like the administration’s immigration crackdown, its stated justification is secondary. What it’s really about is creating a particular kind of America, one that shuts out the “wrong” kind of people and sends a clear message to the world that if you aren’t the right race or the right religion, we don’t want you. That’s what the Trump administration is after, and so far they’re doing a pretty good job of it.

This is not the country we want to be.  It fails to live up to our principles.

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